11 cannabis-related bills remain active approaching Wednesday’s house of origin cutoff, and the City of Seattle hosts a forum on “Cannabis Equity in Our Community” on Saturday.
Agency leadership heard a briefing on cannabis-related legislation still active and otherwise, including both agency requests and bills introduced by other stakeholders.
The Board denied three petitions for rulemaking and discussed HB 2870, an agency request bill to create a social equity program which has been substantially modified by legislators.
The committee heard the cannabis commodity commission bill and passed WSLCB’s request legislation to expand agency rulemaking power and DOH authority over marijuana products.
15 cannabis-related bills may be considered by Washington state legislature fiscal committees through Tuesday, determining which legislation continues forward.
The Board superseded its emergency rules on vitamin E acetate in vapor products then heard concerns about ingredient disclosure forms and truth in agency messaging.
The Board heard a substantial review of the agency’s program with WSDA for cannabis product testing and prepared to revise emergency rules on vapor products.
The Committee heard cannabis-related legislation on local zoning, craft cannabis, and all three WSLCB request bills; and recommended the location compliance bill out of committee.
The Legislature planned to convene 8 public hearings and at least 8 executive sessions across 7 committee meetings while the WSLCB prepared to adopt a slate of new emergency rules.
High turnout shattered the concentrate ban bill (at least in the House), expansion of edibles may require work, and location compliance looks set to move forward.